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Ecole de cirque Zôfy

Preparatory school

Created in September 1999, the Zôfy Circus School provides exhaustive training in circus arts to more than 300 pupils divided into three courses of study: professional, organisation and leisure.

It also welcomes artists for professional training courses. Its mission thus consists of promoting circus arts in the Valais and of participating in their development in Switzerland.

Its 630m2 and 9m high fully equipped and easily reachable hall offers a framework particularly adapted for training.

The professional training programme offers vocational training in the five major circus arts disciplines, over three years, including training in acting and specialised theoretical training. It is tailored for young people who wish to start a career as a professional circus artist or circus instructor.

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Training offered

3-year training programme renewable on a yearly basis.


  • Compulsory school-leaving certificate.
  • Physical and artistic aptitudes and motivation required.

Disciplines taught

  • Aerial acrobatics
  • Aerial cradle - Korean cradle
  • Aerial straps
  • Bascule/Teeterboard
  • Chinese pole
  • Equilibristics
  • Floor acrobatics
  • German wheel/Cyr wheel
  • Highwire
  • Juggling - Object manipulation
  • Rope
  • Russian bar
  • Russian swing
  • Silk
  • Static trapeze
  • Theater
  • Trampoline
  • Unicycle

Learn more about this member :


  • Artistic Director: Zygmunt Biegaj
  • Educational Director: Sophie Albasini 

Academic year

From end of August to end of June.

Training languages

English & French


Ecole de Cirque Zôfy
Route du Simplon 31
1906 Charrat

Founded in 1999

FEDEC member since 2003